Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Cape May
Cape Regional Medical Center
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Cape May
Cape Regional Medical Center
Grant Award Amount

Local organizations and community stakeholders from Cape May County’s health, education, business and not-for-profit sectors determined that a more effective approach to advancing health in the Cape May community involved the formation of the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance. The Alliance identified Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) as a community health priority, and its Blueprint focuses on promoting resiliency among youth. Among the strategies outlined in the Alliance’s plan is collecting data that correlates known trauma occurrences for children up to 18 years old, such as parental separation, hunger and substance abuse in the home to quantify previously undisclosed cases of ACES. By integrating this data from medical, education and law enforcement partners, the Alliance intends to develop and implement a comprehensive community education campaign in the Cape May County communities of Lower Township, Middle Township, Wildwood and Woodbine. Scroll down to access Cape Regional Wellness Alliance’s Blueprint.

Building a Culture of Health in Cape May County
Grant Recipient

Thomas Piratzky
VP Marketing & Public Relations and Executive Director Foundation
(609) 463-4040 x4042

Deborah Baehser
Vice President/Patient Care Services
(609) 463-2246

Counties Served




The Cape May coalition represents one of 20 New Jersey communities supported through the NJHI: Communities Moving to Action initiative. View this coalition’s early successes toward a healthier Cape May and a healthier Garden State.

Cape Regional Wellness Alliance’s Blueprint for Action

Attorney General Grewal and Education Commissioner Dehmer Announce Statewide “Handle With Care” Program to Protect Children Who Experience Traumatic Events
The State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General (2020, October 6).

‘Handle with Care’ Police Program is For Students After Trauma at Home
New Jersey 101.5 FM/Flammia, D. (2019, July 29).

Lower Township Council Targets Form of Childhood Abuse In Hope of Raising Public Awareness
Cape May County Herald/McCarty, J. (2018, February 27).

Lower Township Council Pledges Support for ACEs
SNJ Today. (2018, February 23).

New Cape May County Alliance Aims to Reduce Childhood Traumas
Press of Atlantic City/Leonard, N. (2017 November 24).

Cape Regional Wellness Alliance Formed to Reduce the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
Cape May County Herald. (2017, November 20).

View All: NJHI 2016: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action, Round 2